Mesh lockers v solid metal lockers – which is best?

When people think of lockers, they tend to think of traditional solid metal lockers. Lockers have come a long way over time. There are now dozens of different locker variations on the market, each of which has its own pros and cons. An alternative locker to consider is a mesh locker. Made from tough metal mesh, mesh lockers are already widely used in industry. Here we compare mesh and solid metal lockers, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Mesh lockers offer lightweight, secure, & transparent storage

The major benefits of mesh lockers are their lightweight construction and transparency. A lightweight locker that’s easy to move is always appealing. Also, because the locker is mesh, it is easy to see what is inside. This is a real advantage when they are used to store workwear or other communal belongings. Mesh lockers are available in the same range of sizes and configurations as a solid metal locker. They come with a zinc plate finish or they can also have a powder coating with paint for an attractive finish.

Mesh lockers are ideal for muddy items (footwear, for example), as the mud doesn’t collect in the bottom of the locker in the same way as it does in a solid metal locker. The same goes for wet or damp work-wear which can easily be aired inside the locker.

What about solid metal lockers?

In comparison to mesh lockers, the main advantage of a solid metal locker is the privacy it offers. Also extra security, particularly for smaller objects which may drop through the holes in the mesh. There is also a wider choice of locking options for a solid metal locker door. This includes digital combination locks and coin return locks which would not be available on wire mesh lockers.

Solid metal lockers are also available in a range of vibrant door colours. If you want to create an impact in your school or office environment then a solid metal door would stand out in comparison to the mesh locker.